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. employees of a big u.s. defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. a cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the operations center of a company paid to carry out u.s. policy overseas. abc's brian ross brings us this investigation. >> reporter: in a place where terrorists have and will attack, at any time, these are some of the men being paid by american taxpayers to help provide security for u.s. civilian personnel 24/7. the security manager for an american company scientific, with a $47 million contract from the pentagon, staggeringly drunk in the operations center. >> kevin. come on. >> reporter: this is the company's medical officer. wived out, stoned, after shooting up with narcotics. >> please snap out of it. >> reporter: and this is the company's top on-site executive, in front of a bonfire, where, according to former employees, live ammunition rounds were tossed into the flames. >> it was like a frat house for adults. >> reporter: the footage w
is teaming up with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" for tonight's debate. and beginning at 9:00 p.m., "u.s.a. today" reporters will be live blocking about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com. keep your television tuned to channel 9 to watch the debate which begins at 9:00 p.m. and also log on to wusa9.com. then you can join derek and anita a 11:00 p.m. as they fact check what the candidates say, what the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team -- with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. >>> first there was a rescue. next comes the reunion. two missing hikers from virginia neal peckens of herndon, virginia and jason hiser of richmond, virginia are due back home after they were located in the rugged back country of glacier national park in montana. the families of the two veterinarians reported them missing on friday after they failed to catch their flight home. rescue teams spent the next three days searching for them. it was terrible weather. there were high winds, limited visibility and lots of snow. but they were found about 4:30 yesterday in the national park. >> it
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frequently find numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man as seen things happen and comments on them in my humble opinion in a reasonable and accurate way. he will be followed by doc or robert freedman who is the meyer hall pearl pearl storm professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and a visiting professor of political science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to the u.s. department of state and central intelligence agency and he is the author of four books, soviet foreign-policy and also the editor and has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank the strategic study institutes expert on soviet lock and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline in russia's changing position in asia and coeditor of the soviet military in the future, and the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen my colleague at heritage who is the senior fellow
on the colorado ground game. and what happens to afghanistan's opium-growing region once the u.s. troops leave? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area
of the recent attack there which rutted in the u.s. ambassador's death proves it's time for a change. >> the last couple of weeks with all the problems in libya and the administration's four or five different conflicting statement abouts it may be mitt romney goes in with the upper hand. >> reporter: look for candidates to bring discussions back to the economy as their running natures are doing. >> we're not even creating enough jobs every month just to keep up with the growth of our country's population. we are heading in the wrong direction. he can't run on that record. >> america is not in decline. here's what it is. romney and ryan are in den kneel. >> reporter: -- in denial. >> reporter: vice president biden spoke in ohio where a new poll shows president obama leading. his lead is half of what it was before the first two debates putting more pressure on both candidates to make this final debate count. >> joining me now from boca raton, florida with a preview of tonight's debate is washington bureau chief for u.s. d.a. susan -- "u.s.a. today" susan page. how have things changed f
brikman is anchoring down in mcclane. hey anita. >> i am in the neroom here at u.s.a. today. it's going to be our home base for our coverage of today's presidential debate on the campus of hofstra university. this is where u.s.a. today reporters will be fact checking what the candidates say and live blogging about what president obama and mitt romney say in the response to questions tonight. romney's strong performance gave him a much needed boost. the obama campaign is promising a more energized president is going to be showing up tonight. susan has the latest from hempstead, new york. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney square off here in a few hours in this less formal town hall style debate, the president needs to take control without being too aggressive. mitt romney needs to retain that dominance he had in the last debate and do no harm. >> an upbeat president obama emerged from the virginia resort where he spent the last three days practicing for debate number two. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i feel fabulous. look at this beautiful day. >> the president k
. the u.s. economy picks up steam thanks to spending by consumers and the government. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. we take you to a wells fargo event in chicago, where housing grants could turn renters into buyers. >> tom: then, from tax hikes to corporate earnings worries, tonight's "market monitor" guest says investors are facing a cliff of concern. robert stovall of wood asset management joins us. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: the u.s. economy actually sped up in the third quarter, surprising economists and maybe you too. thanks to a pick-up in spending by consumers, the federal government and the housing sector, the gross domestic product grew at a 2% annual rate in july through september. that 2% pace was stronger than expected and much better than what the economy experienced in the second quarter. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at the data and what it suggests about the economy in the final months of this year. >> reporter: an economy growing at a 2% annual rate is hardly anything to celebrate. sure it could've been worse. but, clearly at three-years post g
mentioned, the fact checker here at u.s.a. today will be looking at this debate and figuring out who is telling you the absolute truth about that they believe and what they are saying about your debate. also, as we said, 11:00, we wrap up the entire thing on 9news. back to you in the studio. >> we'll be watching on air and online, derek. thank you. >>> ten years ago tonight, we were struggling to come to terms with what happened earlier in the day. four people shot out of nowhere killed in montgomery county and before the day was over, a fifth would die standing on a street corner in the district. it was really the first day of the terror that would grip this region for three straight weeks. as john allen mohommed and john malvo went on a shooting spree. they were caught at a rest stop off i-70 in meyersville, maryland. that's where police gathered a will lot of their evidence for their conviction. >> i'm scott broom in prince georges county where ten years after the sniper attacks, the archives and the evidence have been handed over to cure tores tures. there sits that 1990 capri
. i could be saving your life in the future. >> his parents brought him to the u.s. at 12. he graduated from kennedy high school, earned straight a's at montgomery college, was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. >> i want to save lives. just like my life was saved once. >> ricardo could scrape together enough money, but he says the out of state tuition charged undocumented immigrants now puts college out of reach. >> the tuition now is about $28,000 at the university of maryland. >> can you afford it? >> i can't afford that. >> it's not a right that you go to college. in fact, my question is, what are you doing here in the first place? >> brad is among the critics who no, forced the dream act. >> if they wantto educate themselves, god bless them. >> it's hard to see how much it will cost. montgomery college might have the most experience. it offers in county tuition to anyone who graduated from a montgomery county high school, regardless of citizenship. >> for us, the idea is a validation of what we already do. we don't anticipate a huge influx. >> convinced voters
, a grim milestone in the war in afghanistan. the death toll for u.s. troops has now reached 2,000. the most recent deaths came this weekend. two americans killed when a fire fight broke out between u.s. forces and their afghan army allies. the afghan defense ministry said the battle was a result of a quote, misunderstanding between international forces and afghan soldiers. >> i think the signature attack that we're beginning to see is going to be the insider attack. >> this is something we have to discuss in detail, something that i feel a responsibility to correct. >> more than 50 international security assistants and four service members have been killed this year in attacks between u.s. forces and the afghan counterparts. an investigation is underway into the latest incident. [ yelling ] >> violence in the streets of pakistan after a former lawmaker makes a very strong and disturbing request. the ex pakistani politician told protestors he would pay $200,000 to whoever kills -- kills the u.s. film maker behind the anti-islam film. it is said to mock the prophet mohammed that
in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has been killed in ie row. a tunisia man is also facing charges in connection with the september attack. four americans were killed in the attack, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >>> the white house, state department and the f.b.i. were informed a terror group had claimed credit for the attack on facebook and twitter two hours after it began. that's according to e-mails obtained by cbs. the e-mails also suggest u.s. diplomats were informing officials in washington about the assault as it was unfolding. that raises further questions about the apparent confusion on the part of the obama administration to determine the nature of the september 11 attack and those who planned it. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says a posting on facebook isn't evidence of responsibility for the attack. >>> hurricane sandy has killed at least two people as it turns toward the caribbean -- through the caribbean. a woman in haiti was swept away in the flood waters on wednesday. an elderly man was killed in jamaica when a huge boulder rolled on to hi
in the u.s. you can do this. >> the tigers, by state law, like tony here, can only be with the public until they are 40-pounds. >> and that's with a leash. state law says it's okay for big cats 25-pounds or less to be handled with only a trainer's restraint, but a trainer must be present. and all wildlife shall be exhibited in a manner that prevents injuries to the public and to the animals. but swimming with tony is not cheap. you sign a general release and for $200, you can frolic for 30 minutes in the water on the lawn, or even help out with his bottle feeding. >> tony is a growing boy. he will eat four of these a day. he's only at eight pounds right now, but he'll wind up like his dad, well over a thousand pounds. >> you can swim with a 4-foot gator here, too. >> man versus gator. >> it's just ally, really. >> ali the alligator. her mouth is taped up and you can join her in the pool with a trainer. >> we don't take it to other places. we use our swimming facility here. >> okay. we are just talking about how weird that one was, but different strokes for different folks, righ
. >> shep: the high stakes showdown in danville. plus, a security officer at a u.s. embassy shot dead on his way to work. investigators say it looks to them like al-qaeda's most dangerous branch may be to blame. but first from fox this thursday night, two hours to go 'til the running mates face off here at center college in danville, ken condition. unlike other years, the analysts say this presidential debate could actually mean something. could be a crucial turning point in the race for the white house. one democrat is predicting joe biden will, quote, make mince meat of congressman paul ryan. something even president obama admits he did not do in his own debate with governor mitt romney last week. the governor has been gaining ground in the polls ever since. new faye from three key swing states from the "wall street journal" and nbc news. "wall street journal," the parent company of this network, or owned by the parent company. it shows governor romney closing the gap in virginia and ohio, with the president hanging on in florida. less than an hour ago, the tampa bay times and herald newsp
to be the final resting place of jimm >> the u.s. border patrol agent is dead near the mexican border in arizona. federal officials said the engine was part of a group that came under fire while investigating a center triggered an area used for narcotics trafficking. no suspects have been taken into custody. a big dig for the jimmy hoffa remains turned out to be a big bust. it was in a backyard near detroit and they dug up the concrete floor of a shed acting on a tip. they took soil samples -- samples and took them off and the samples revealed no trace of human remains. still to come, patients who undergo cancer treatment often lose their hair and can take a serious toll on their self esteem. how to get through the tough time. >> what a big range of temperatures right now where we have 70 + up to our north, 80's toward the shore. we will have details on what is causing this and when the rain will be gone. this is a live look at ocean city. 78 in ocean city. >> a snack company issues a recall for its popcorn amid growing concerns of wisteria contamination. the popcorn is voluntarily recalling its
in place until 5:00. u.s. park police plan to be done by 5:00. so that's another dirty minutes. there was road work on the northwest branch in maryland between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. you cannot see the construction in this camera. no early delays. looks fine between frederick and the capital beltway. >> new this morning, four people injured when a stolen vehicle crashed into a tree in northwest d.c. >> it's not clear what led to her this late-night crash that happened on new jersey avenue and r street. a weapon was found in the car. one person was taken to hospital in critical condition. the second person was treated for minor cuts and bruises. two more people were taken to our university hospital. we don't know their conditions. >> police investigating a shooting in southeast. officers found a male victim on the third floor apartment on 27th street near texas ave. we don't know his condition or what led to the shooting. just hours away from the third and final presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney will face off at lynn university in boca
says the suicide bomber for a weekend attack killed the the u.s. troops not a member of the country oppose the intelligence agency. what nato reported on saturday after the attack happened. because the suicide in uniform of the getlligence agency to then blew up a suicide vest as nato troops were making a delivery to the are.uarters in canada that's driven the two u.s. troops died. kandahar. the person behind the suicide thecks only was wearing uniform and was not an official member of the agency. inside attacks are on the minds serving in troops afghanistan. year the suicide attacks 15%m insider's account for all tax and the deaths of over there. back to you. >> thank you. 50 degrees outside on this tuesday morning. >> still ahead, secretary of state clinton tries to ease the surroundingrestorm attack at the u.s. consulate in libya. attack at the u.s. consulate in libya. how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. marywe invest in them.umber one in america becau
he called the attack in benghazi inca terror attack. transcript. >> he did in fact. >> the u.s. attack in libya -- on the u.s. consulate libya is expected to be among the topics. president obama is winning in poll showsd another the race as a dead heat. >> the challenge for the be defining the middle east strategy going for it. has had some successes and s that are still murky. for romney, there's a broad challenge. that is how do you drill down to policies? the republican party is not t what a republican foreign-policy looks like. hear whate eager to side has to say tonight, growing weary of the political process. >> i'm tired of the political ads. >> and a big issue tonight is iran.ed to be there's a report the u.s. and agreed to one-ve on-one talks over the nuclear but the white house agreement buto is prepared for bilateral talks. republicans on the weekends say are playing politics with all this. once the debate tonight on abc 7. can watch the debates starting at 9:00 p.m. on abc 7. once again, we invite you to take part in our react how other voters reacting at the same t
's drawn fireworks. president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after the new york times reported the u.s. and iran agreed to one on one talks over the nuclear program. >> iran thinks they can go faster and harder. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is sets but added it's open to one on one talks. >> president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. mitt romney in florida. as we gave this advice during a football game between the press and staff. the president has a 5 point lead among registered voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat, 47%. the candidates will be sitting for what many consider a make or break moment before election day. >>> some local leaders are taking on key i shoes issues. the two will talk about issues in the community for an hour beginning tonight at 7:00. >>> it's been a month since a man died in police custody, the family of anderson held a vigil to remember him. they called on the state's attorney's office to file charges. the police departm
.... and found a much different story than tte one told by the white house. house. atttckers torched the u-s embassy in libya....killing ambassador chriitopher stevens and three others......there are signssthat workers ere were long concerned....and had asked thh state epartment to beef up security. (ccavetz) "those requests &pfacility was attackkd."rt of republlcan congressmma jason chaffetz recently with a troubling story.... he insists the u-s knee that terrorism was mountiig in that about it.(6:37) (chaffetz) "i think the obama administration wanted a narrative hht things are calm, cool and collected in libya". (abell stand-up) in fact, when the violence broke out, there was little menniin of a rising tide of violence in libya...instead federal o0fficials pointed to a recently-releaseddanti-islam video for inciting all that anger..." (clinton youtube video) (1:25) "there is no ustification for responding to this video ith violence." (10:00) (chavvetz) ""o suggest that misleading and pattenly false." p deeocrats saa thee republican congressman who's conde
in the west faster and cheaper and, therefore, using that to age, take away some of the u.s. market share. they have been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than what other countries around the world are making. they therefore substantial increase their share of the global solar panel market. the problem is they have not been so good in the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels they produce. that's a big from for a lot of chinese citizens and ngos because there sank this is supposed to be about green energy but what we're getting is the factors that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from the factory. and we are expert in the solar panels to the united states. to u.s. citizens have cleaner air but we do not. that's a really big problem. that's an old model. the old model. the new model would be if they cannot only create the manufacturing solar panel but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than what we have to. but also in staunton and consum
sandy is expected to pack a huge punch when it hits the u.s. forecasts call for the storm to return it hurricane strength and while the timing and location of sandy's landfall is unclear, people are bracing along the eastern seaboard. governors in new york, pennsylvania, maryland, they've issued states of emergency while the limited state of emergency is in effect for maine. >>> meanwhile, the governor of delaware is prepared mandatory evacuations if sandy remains on its current path and in nearby virginia 300 national guardsmen could put on recovery efforts after sandy passes through that state. for those of you traveling this weekend, sandy is certainly going to have an impact. several airlines are announcing they will change their fees. >>> meteorologist alexandria steele joins us now. we're talking about maine and maryland and where is the storm now? >> maine to miami beach. you're talking about airport delays and cancellations and you could think of tens of millions being impacted. boston, new york, washington, dulles, reagan national. i mean, every major airport on the eastern
of the u.s. win the nobel prize for physics enabling manipulating and measuring quantum systems. the award carries a $1.2 million prize for each. and nobel prizes for chemistry, literature, economics and the nobel peace prize will be announced throughout the week. >>> following breaking news also out of asia. north korea says that its missiles can reach the u.s. mainland. that's new this morning. this warning comes after the u.s. agreed to let south korea have missiles capable of striking anywhere in the north. pyongyang says that professionals the south and its allies are plotting to invade the country. most experts question whether north korea has mastered the technology needed to launch an attack against the u.s. >>> a post-debate for mitt romney has him leading in at least one poll. a survey by pew research shows mitt romney now holds a 4-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. it amounts to a huge swing for the former governor who trailed the president by 8 points in pew's previous poll, just about a month ago, 51-43. the poll shows romney's favorability is rising and he is making
. the 90-minute debate will most likely start where the second one left off. the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. both candidateses have come under fire for their response to the attack. they'll also be -- there will also be be debate questions about iran's nuclear ambitions and itself u.s. -- the u.s. relationship with china. polls show the economy is the far most important issue to voters. both candidates are also expected to talk about the economy and their foreign policy answers. both candidates have had their walk threw in the debate hall and will spend time with family and friends before the start of tonight's debate. in boca raton, florida, danielle nottingham. back to you. >> thank you for that preview. cbs news' own bob schieffer is the one 340d rate -- moderating tonight's debate. mitt romney will get the first question. we'll have your go to debate station tonight. we're teaming up with our sister publication "u.s.a. today" and beginning at 9:00 p.m. on our website, we'll be live blogging, fact checking what the candidates are saying. you can join the con
and the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and very fast changing environment. so, i am grateful to all of you for coming and look forward to our discussion and at this point i would like to invite shibley telhami to the podium to present the poll. >> thanks a lot, tammie. it's always great to be here. i'm going to just present not the whole thing but some of the findings so we can get on with the conversation i will present a highlight. i just want to give you a little bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by knowledge networks sample of 737 that is designed to be a national representative in an internet panel. the methodology is described in the information that we will put all and is also available online. i also want to say that it's really my pleasure and honor to partner to the sinnott program at the university of maryland, and a program for policy international policy attitudes and particularly my colleague, steve coll, who has a recent book published by brookings about feeling betrayed about mus
of that plea brown is required to be truthful with authorities and disclose personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting to the on the reason for the hearing. brown faces up to a year in prison. >>> pepco and its workers reached tentative agreement on a contract avoiding strike. the membership still has to vote on that contract. neither side is providing specific details about the new deal but the union president is recommending members approve it. >>> time for a first look at our forecast. veronica johnson joining us to tell us about the rain and cold. >> chilly. yesterday's high only 55. that was it. >> sad. >> it felt like late fall. early winter. snowshoe mountain resort in west virginia, look at the lift with flakes coming down. that started about 9:00 a.m. yesterday. they picked up a light coating there. as far as what we saw around here, we had showers kind of on and off yesterday. and this morning we're still left with a few showers moving through the area. 48 degrees the current temperature. the dew point at 44. so there has been a little bit of fog that's t
of a massive bailout, it u.s. taxpayers paid $12 billion to save u.s. auto parts corporation. 3 billion years and their partners to in a profit of over $4 billion. one big winner, a profit of over 4000% for the silent partner, ann and mitt romney. of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in minneapolis. the alleged mastermind of the september 11 attacks khalid sheikh mohammed told a courtroom on@nesday the united states has killed more people in the name of national security than he is accused of killing on 9/11. he drat addressed the court during a hearing at of his troffer coordinated attacks. speaking through a translator, khalid sheikh mohammed said that while about 3000 people were killed on 9/11, the u.n. is states has killed thousands or even millions. he said -- a u.s. drone attack on a farmhouse in southern yemen has nine people suspected -- has california -- killed nine people suspected of the militants. residents said they found remains of nine bodies, including a senior al qaeda militant. a
debate between president obama and governor romney. 9news now is teaming up with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" and beginning at 9:00 p.m., "u.s.a. today" reporters will be fact checking exactly what the candidates say. and you can watch the analysis live on our website wusa9.com. this morning "u.s.a. today" white house correspondent aamer talked with andrea roane about what we can expect. >> as far as substantively, i have a hard time believing there's going to be this huge big policy announced in a debate. that just doesn't happen. what's remembered about the debates are the small moments. you're likable enough, i knew john f. kennedy. >> again, you can watch the debate and get instant truth analysis from a team of "u.s.a. today" reporters live tomorrow night on wusa9.com. then at 11:00, derek mcginty will be at "u.s.a. today" headquarters for deeper analysis of the hits, the runs, the errors of the first presidential debate. >>> about 100 metro riders had to walk down a rain soaked broken escalator at dupont circle this morning. many were turned away because metro crews deemed that
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with our sister publication, u.s.a. today tracking the debate. you can watch it live on wusa9 and stream live at wusa9.com. we're going to have live blogging from the political team here at u.s.a. today on our website and then tonight at 11:00, we fact check what the candidates said, what was true, what wasn't, without any spin. that's it from here, let's go back to the studio for more on a big change in local law enforcement, lesli, back to you. >> thank you. yeah, the budget act could mean the end for a controversial immiation policy in prince william county. >> i'm peggy fox in woodbridge. the controversial and tough antiimmigration policy may be defunded by the feds. while some people are cheering, chairman corey stewart says he is steamed. >> this is not a budget cut. >> corey stewart received credit and criticism nationwide. it trains officers to check immigration status of people that are arrested. >> they are folding under pressure from the american civil liberties union. >> program cut crime nearly 50%. but advocates for immigrants say that's malarkey. >> the crime level
at the gate of a u.s.-afghan combat outpost, shaking houses nearly two miles away. many injured soldiers were in rooms inside the base that collapsed from the force of the explosion. the taliban has claimed responsibility. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> both presidential candidates hit the campaign trail again today after last night's second debate. mitt romney heads to virginia. he'll visit leesburg and chesapeake a day after his running mate paul ryan campaigned in fredericksburg and lynchburg. president obama will hold rallies in two other battleground states, ohio, and iowa. he is scheduled to campaign in northern virginia on friday. both campaigns are declaring victory in last night's debate. the format allowed them to go at one another more vigorously. they clashed on several issues, including the president's energy policy. >> you cut licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor. >> by how much did you cut them by? >> governor, we have actually produced more oil. >> how much did you cut on federal lands and federal waters? >> here's what we d
>>> mitt romney gets the first question tonight. >> fact checkers over at the newspaper u.s.a. today will be watching today's debates closely. anita, what can we expect? >> this will be a busy night. i'll be with the team as they take in saying, the claims, the accusations and fact check them. they are going to be blogging about that on wusa9.com. we are your place to be for campaign 2012 coverage. the debate itself will air on channel 9 at 9:00 p.m. it's also streamed live on our website, wusa9.com. and then stick around at 11:00 as i'm joined live by the politics editor, we're going to fact check what the candidates had to say, look at the truth, look at who exaggerated and i'll be sending out notes on twitter, tweeting for you as well from u.s.a. today all through the night. derek, back you. >> thank you anita. if you are planning to vote this upcomg ection, your time is most nning out. today is the deadline to register in maryland. you have to have the paperwork in by 9:00 a.m. the deadline, friday, but as of now, you have the option of registering in person down at e
the u.s. east koempts it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. the storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica and one in haiti. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> this is going to be an historic event but eventually all the way up into areas of new england. let's get into it. the storm intensified before it slammed into cuba. there's the eye off the coast. this rain ban over haiti, they're also going to see a lot of destruction this morning from those heavy rains. they're very prone to mud slides. about 480 miles away from miami right now. winds at 110 miles per hour. almost a category three storm. keeps it as a hurricane through the bahamas just off the florida coast. brushing the florida coast. very large waves. maybe a few rain bans. it parallels the southeast coast line saturday and sunday with heavy rains most likely in areas of coastal north ca
. there is a new u.s.a. poll out today. they asked the voters who do you think will win this debate regardless of who you support? 57% said president obama would probably win. 33% said mitt romney was likely the better debater. susan page says this debate has a lot of power. >> 80% of americans say their mind is made up, they aren't going to change their vote, but 21% of registered voters said they could change their mind. >> you just heard it. the significant group of voters could be persuadeable as is described. channel 9 is your go-to station. 9news is teaming up with our sister newspaper to fact check with the candidates say. so make sure you stay tuned to channel 9, watch the debate and get started at 9:00 and meantime, you can log on to wusa9.com for the live, as it happens fact checking at the very same time. and then watch us, 9news now at 11:00 for the most comprehensive accurate debate out there. we'll bring you nothing but the facts. much more from u.s.a. today headquarters coming your way later on. now back to lesli and anita in the studio. >> a busy and exciting night ahead. th
did not get in. abigail fisher came to the u.s. supreme court and said she didn't get into the university in 2008 because she's white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity shouldn't be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> she had the courage and perseverance to stand up for equality, what was rate and to guarantee the fundamental of all of us that we're entitled to the equal protection of the law. >> reporter: the university automatically admits most of the students based upon their rank and high school class and one quarter of texas freshmen are admitted based upon a formula made up of many factors, one which of is race. bill powers said if the supreme court prevents that -- . >> we would not be given the kind of education to all of our students. we would prepare them to work and it would be a setback for our students and society. >> reporter: howard said diversity benefits all students but chief justice john roberts wanted to hon on you the -- know how the university would determine when it had, quote, a krill critical mass
nato and afghanistan service members. killed andbeen injured.0 this is an area where u.s. troops patrol on a day-to-day .asis no confirmation this morning nato on whether these were u.s. troops killed. three soldiers were killed and translator was killed as well. the taliban claimed responsibility for this attack. we are trying to get more video and more inflation and hope to later. in the later jummy olabanji reporting. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the continues into a shooting which wounded a man and woman. >> this happened after 10:00 night at new york and north capitol in northwest. man was shot in the leg. shot in the arm. police are not saying what led to the shooting or releasing any details on the suspects. >> prince george's county investigating a suspicious apartment fire. out before 11:30 last night in oxon hill. the fire was contained to the second floor of a three-story building. no one injured. what could be in favor of for drivers in the district. occupy dc plans to mark one year since its movement with a protest. protest brianne carter has details. >> goo
you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.a. today" to fact check everything the candidates say in real time. keep the tv on channel 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and log on to wusa9.com, live fact checking in real time. stay with 9news at 11:00 for accurate debate coverage. >>> taxes for nearly nine out of ten americans will rise by an average of $3500 a year if congress doesn't avert the so- called fiscal cliff. a study by the tax policy center finds the average tax bill will go up by 20% in 2013 if lawmakers allow a lift of cuts to expire at the end of the year. economists warn the tax cuts combined with automatic spending cuts could throw the fragile u.s. economy back into a recession. >>> next month maryland voters will decide whether or not hundreds of students can afford to go to college. critics claim the dream act rewards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. >> but supporters say it's only fair to give some people a path to fulfill their dreeps. >> this is a chance -- dreams. >> this is a chance for me to go to the
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alert," u.s. agriculture economists say that reports of a bacon shortage are misleading. there is no threat of a widespread pork shortage, but consumers can expect to pay more for the meat and in the coming months. the recent drought is affecting pig feed costs. the u.s. agriculture department has slashed its forecast for corn output to 10.8 bushels, police since 2006. the expectations set prices of corn to record highs this summer. amazon uncorks a plan to sell wine. executives had no comment for "the wall street journal," but a number of executives at california wineries confirmed the plans. the winery's it would ship bottles directly to customers, with amazon taking a cut and charging the wineries a monthly fee. nearly a year after a fire destroyed the not washington tavern, they are getting ready to reopen. order sestak for -- a sense that four out selling beer and wine at a block party. >> we are excited, because it will bring life back to the village that we've not had for awhile. that part is that one year to the day almost, it is reopening. >> it is scheduled to
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30 locations in the u.s. and there's one in sterling, virginia. pizza hut is under fire for a free pizza promotion that involves the presidential candidates. and american airlines is trying out something new when it comes to food. that's in the next hour. ellen braitman reporting for abc 7 news. >> we will see you in a little lips. -- little bit. >> a major emission from secretary of state clinton. what she says >> d.c. officials are ready for winter. city council member's concern about a repeat of the snowmageddon storm of 2010 when blizzards shutting down pour days. the city has purchased 45 new plows and they will have 600 pieces of equipment ready to go. and they have a backup assault contractor -- salt contractor. >> let's check tim cook jacqui jeras and find out what we should be preparing for-- let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> i'm looking forward to snow. i know everyone will hate me for that. let's start with the satellite and radar picture. the cold front is offshore. a little cloudy still in western maryland. overall, we will see blue skies today. a really good one to
," that iran and the u.s. have agreed in principle to one on one talks about iran's nuclear programs and the white house said late last night they had not agreed to talks but the u.s., the administration, is open to the idea. senator graham, let me start with you. what do you think of one-on-one talks with iran, and what do you make of the timing of this coming out two weeks before the election? >> well, i think the iranians are trying to take advantage of our election cycle, to continue to talk. as we talk with the iranians, whether it is bilaterally or unilateral unilaterally, they continue to enrich and the vice president and the president said we will do nothing without coordinating with israel. so we've talked with them in moscow and talk with them in baghdad and they continue to enrich, enrich, and, i think the time for talking is over. we should be demanding transparency and access to the program and they doubled the centrifuges, so, i think this is a ploy by the iranians and i hope we are talking to the israelis, and, as we continue to talk, they continue to enrich and they a
. >> the kenyan women brought back to the u.s. to answer charges of abusing a nursing home patient has pled not guilty today. the trial date for anise tussah is no scheduled for december 12. her legend of use of a 90-year- old man was caught on tape, fled to native kenya before she could be brought up on charges. after a five-year search and an extradition process, she was returned to the u.s. last month. the two men convicted of murdering a man outside capt. town center will learn their fate today. prosecutors are talking about life in prison without parole. there to members of the back row of family gang. -- they are two members of the black guerrilla family gain. just before 5:30 p.m. yesterday, police say that a man was walking in and home and was supported leave reproached -- and lose reportedly approached from behind and shot in the torso. today, the community is remembering five people killed yesterday in the early-morning house fire in northeast baltimore. stuffed animals and candles marked the entrance of the home were the four children and their grandmother were killed. nine famil
are looking at 60 degrees right now. >> still to come, new details on the attack in libya which kill the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the white hou >> costa rica is assessing damage after a powerful earthquake. >> it was centered in the northwest part of the country. at this point, no reports of casualties or serious damage. >> want to check on the weather with jacqui jeras. >> the only pick up in our forecast is what is going on right now -- a little bit of cloud cover. it is possible that we could see a sprinkle or two. for the most part today is going to shake up to be another beautiful day. the warmest day of the week. temperatures this morning 60 to start you off. 60 at reagan national. 55 in winchester. 60 in fredericksburg. a record high today 84 -- we will stay shy of that by a couple of degrees. 76 by noon and 80 degrees by 5:00. a great day. a slide in the temperatures on the way. your seven-days minutes away -- first traffic. >> good morning. we have a bit of activity for virginia. i will take into a video. shortly before midnight we had an incident involving a tract
word that a haso-based mobil carrier purchased 70% of u.s.-based corp..nextel this deal is worth $20 billion. the japanese company announcing this at a news conference just happened this morning in tokyo. the deal has been approved by both boards would still need e u.s.-basedm th shareholders. the wall street journal reporting that the ceo of sprint in control of the in the u.s.. now it's not clear what this means for consumers. analysts say in the future this gives a spread nextel the maybe purchase a mobile, company like t- morethem a little against at&t and verizon. if they were to do that in the mean at&t andould might ask to explore their prices a little to stay with a company like .print this is a story we will continue watch. we will have even more hour.ation in our next back to you. >> thank you. 4:52. for the first time in over a found a waydskins to win at fedex field. the first home victory of the rg3 era. the rookie quarterback put on setting a record his fifth rushing touchdown season. 76-ent up the middle for a touchdown, which sealed the deal. 38-26.t the victory >> to
clinton, is taking responsibility for security decisions made about the u.s. embassy in libya. four americans died during an attack in benghazi. clinton says the white house wouldn't have knowledge about security requests. it's been revealed the embassy asked for security but the request was denied. >>> five things you may want to know on this tuesday, he represented pennsylvania for 30 years. 250d spector will be laid to rest. think pink for breast cancer awareness month. a pep rally is held at the courthouse in towson, ceo of komen maryland is joining baltimore county executive to get people excited about raising funs for breast cancer. we are fife days away from race from the cure. it's sunday, 21st in hunt valley, abc 2 is a proud sponsor of the event. we hope you join us, we will be out there. log on to komen maryland site, we have a link at abc2news.com/think pink. we are wondering what the wets is going to be like -- weather is going to be like. >> you have the outlook in to sundays. we can get the answer we need but how thick of a coat do we need? >>i would say, pretty big c
. >> the u.s. attorney's office says the suspect is one of the most dangerous terrorists the u.s. has seen since 9/11. his name is quasi nafis. he was arrested after contacting an f.b.i. informant. prosecutors say he had already reached out to others ablt building a terror cell and the authorities got lucky. the u.s. attorney said, in his words, nothing was going to stop him. >> a 61-year-old driver is facing charges for causing a crash that killed a prince george george's county police officer yesterday. his vehicle smashed up against a light pole. police say officer bowden was speeding and not wearing a seat belt. >> it's terrible to watch an officer that you have an attachment with that you know his mom, his dad, his children, the people that he worked with, everybody loved him. >> officer bowden had two young children. funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized. >>> tonight, dozens got together to remember a young boy who was murdered a year ago. william mcqueen was brutally beaten and his mother's estranged husband is now awaiting trial. shomari stone with the story. >> we thank
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